How to Sync iPhone Photos to Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of manually transferring your iPhone photos to your Mac? Well, you’re in luck because there’s an easy way to sync your iPhone photos to your Mac effortlessly. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of syncing your iPhone photos to your Mac.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac

First, take the USB cable that came with your iPhone and connect one end to your iPhone and the other end to an available USB port on your Mac.

Step 2: Trust the computer

Once connected, a prompt will appear on your iPhone asking if you trust this computer. Tap “Trust” to establish a connection between your iPhone and Mac.

Step 3: Open the Photos app on your Mac

On your Mac, open the Photos app. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.

Step 4: Select “Import”

In the Photos app, click on “Import” located in the top toolbar. This will initiate the process of importing photos from your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 5: Choose the photos you want to import

A window will appear showing all the photos available for import. You can either choose specific photos by clicking on them individually or select multiple photos by holding down the Command key while clicking on each photo.


  • Select All: To import all photos at once, click on “Import All New Items” instead of selecting individual photos.
  • Delete After Importing: If you want to free up space on your iPhone after importing, make sure to check the box that says “Delete items after import”.

Step 6: Confirm the import settings

After selecting your desired photos, click on the “Import Selected” button in the top right corner. A dialog box will appear allowing you to choose specific import settings.


  • Import Destination: You can select a specific folder or create a new album to store your imported photos.
  • Keep Originals: It is recommended to select “Keep Originals” to preserve the high-quality resolution of your photos.

Step 7: Wait for the import to complete

The Photos app will now start importing the selected photos from your iPhone. The progress bar at the top of the window will indicate how much time is remaining for the import process to complete. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the process is finished.

Step 8: Access your synced photos on your Mac

Once the import is complete, you can find your synced iPhone photos in the Photos app library on your Mac. They will be organized by date and accessible anytime you open the Photos app.

Congratulations! You have successfully synced your iPhone photos to your Mac.

Now you can easily access and manage all your memories without any hassle. Enjoy!

Synchronizing iPhone photos with a Mac has never been easier! With just a few simple steps, you can effortlessly transfer all your precious moments onto your computer.

So, why wait? Start syncing today!

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